2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Rhode Island is $15,004 for Rhode Island residents and $32,578 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for URI is $15,455 for Rhode Island residents and $33,495 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.01% for Rhode Island residents and increased by 2.82% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 5.11% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 1.39% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount ($10,897) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,344 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$14,566 $31,686$15,030
2020-2021$15,004$32,578$15,798
Change % 2020-20213.01%2.82%5.11%
2021-2022$15,455$33,495$16,605
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $15,964 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $29,082 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at URI is $16,427 for Rhode Island residents and $29,894 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 2.90% for Rhode Island residents and increased by 2.79% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount ($11,112) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,961 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$15,514 $28,292$15,030
2020-2021$15,964$29,082$15,798
Change % 2020-20212.90%2.79%5.11%
2021-2022$16,427$29,894$16,605
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at URI.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$510$1,207
2019-2020$525$1,238
2020-2021$540$1,270
Graduate2018-2019$735$1,436
2019-2020$763$1,473
2020-2021$792$1,511
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $42,500 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $58,400 for University of Rhode Island graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$42,500$44,600$40,900
7 Years After Graduation$46,100--
8 Years After Graduation$50,700--
9 Years After Graduation$51,200--
10 Years After Graduation$58,400$65,100$53,300

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at URI?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $63,108 for Rhode Island residents and $136,777 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$15,307$15,616$15,931$16,253$63,108
Out-of-State$33,212$33,858$34,517$35,189$136,777
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$15,616$15,931$16,253$16,581$64,382
Out-of-State$33,858$34,517$35,189$35,874$139,438
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,931$16,253$16,581$16,916$65,682
Out-of-State$34,517$35,189$35,874$36,572$142,152
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$16,253$16,581$16,916$17,258$67,009
Out-of-State$35,189$35,874$36,572$37,284$144,918
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$16,581$16,916$17,258$17,606$68,362
Out-of-State$35,874$36,572$37,284$38,009$147,739
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $134,757 for Rhode Island residents and $208,425 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of Rhode Island.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$32,694$33,348$34,004$34,672$134,757
Out-of-State$50,599$51,591$52,602$53,634$208,425
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$33,348$34,016$34,685$35,367$137,456
Out-of-State$51,591$52,602$53,634$54,686$212,512
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$34,016$34,698$35,380$36,076$140,210
Out-of-State$52,602$53,634$54,686$55,758$216,680
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$34,698$35,393$36,089$36,800$143,020
Out-of-State$53,634$54,686$55,758$56,852$220,930
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$35,393$36,103$36,813$37,538$145,887
Out-of-State$54,686$55,758$56,852$57,967$225,263
Last year, 71% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $93,785 for Rhode Island residents and $167,453 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of Rhode Island.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,451$23,105$23,761$24,429$93,785
Out-of-State$40,356$41,348$42,359$43,391$167,453
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$23,105$23,773$24,442$25,124$96,484
Out-of-State$41,348$42,359$43,391$44,443$171,540
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$23,773$24,455$25,137$25,833$99,238
Out-of-State$42,359$43,391$44,443$45,515$175,708
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,455$25,150$25,846$26,557$102,048
Out-of-State$43,391$44,443$45,515$46,609$179,958
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$25,150$25,860$26,570$27,295$104,915
Out-of-State$44,443$45,515$46,609$47,724$184,291

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Rhode Island.
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University of Rhode Island 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$15,004$1,250$15,798$32,578$1,250 $15,798
Graduate$15,964 $1,250$15,798$29,082 $1,250$15,798

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